DETROIT, Mich. — Officials with the National Weather Service in Detroit say Tuesday night a flash and boom that was seen and heard over Detroit likely came from a meteor.
NWS officials made a brief statement, via its verified Twitter page.
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After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor. We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor. #miwx
— NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) January 17, 2018
According to a post made by FOX station WJBK in Detroit, reports of a loud noise started coming into their newsroom Tuesday night, at around 8:10, local time. Calls reporting incident reportedly came from Ann Arbor to Detroit and beyond.
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There were reports that the meteor may have hit a structure in an area named Taylor, but local media reports later said the incident was an unrelated garage fire.
This is a developing story. Stay with us for further developments.